Team: Planning Delivery
Salary: £42,789 to £46,542 plus MRS of £3,000 per annum
Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week
Current Base Location: Shefford, Bedfordshire
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Sunday 29th September 2019
Interview Date: CV’s will be reviewed on receipt and shortlisted candidates will be contacted immediately to arrange an interview
Principal Planning Officer
There’s more than one reason why we believe Central Bedfordshire is a great place to live and work. Our attractive market towns and beautiful villages surrounded by stunning countryside, all boosted by a prime location, great transport links and a high performing economy are all part of what makes us great.
In our Planning Delivery team, we work hard to enable Central Bedfordshire to grow and thrive in a sustainable way. We want to make our area a great place to live and work, and somewhere companies choose to invest.
As a Principal Planning Officer, you will play a big part in achieving this vision. With businesses and communities depending on your skills, you will find your greatness using your professional expertise in leading projects and managing major planning applications to achieve high quality developments.
You will be responsible for giving definitive advice for the Council. It’s a varied, challenging role where you’ll be responsible for major and complex planning applications including residential and commercial developments.
You’ll work across the full range of Planning disciplines and with everyone from Councillors to developers looking to you for specialist guidance, it’s vital that you understand and uphold best practice.
You will ideally have a degree (or equivalent qualification or experience) in Town Planning, be a member of the Royal Town Planning institute and have significant planning experience working on major planning applications in a local authority.
With good political and commercial awareness, and strong communication skills, you will have a gift for influencing others and leading partnerships and be committed to evidence-based decision making.
Benefits include membership of the competitive Local Government Pension Scheme from day one, agile working (plus laptop and smartphone), Flexitime scheme, relocation package (subject to eligibility), and many other staff discounts. A full overview of benefits on offer is included in the Recruitment Pack.
There are excellent opportunities for career progression within Central Bedfordshire Council. We are a recognised RTPI Learning Partner, demonstrating our commitment to the training and development of our staff.
Join us, and take advantage of a generous rewards package, agile working and the chance of continuous professional development. Find your greatness playing your part in our area’s growth.
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.
To apply for this role, you will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies detailed within this Recruitment Pack. Principal Planning Officer Recruitment Pack
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: David Lamb at David.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 300 4428.
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Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.